The technological giant Razer announced the launch of a network of vending machines for disposable masks; they will be installed in public places in Singapore to provide citizens with the implement established within the sanitary regulations of the Asian country which is of mandatory use.
These innovative mask vending machines will operate through the Razer Pay payment application, and will begin operating on June 1 when the restrictive measures in the country become more flexible.
“Our company will continue to support Singapore so that it can be self-sufficient with the provision of face masks,” said Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer.
As part of this initiative, Razer will offer five million masks for free before launching its network of vending machines. The technology company, in addition to starting the production of masks, also announced that they are adapting their facilities to begin generating medical supplies in response to the crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Singapore faces second wave of contagion
The Ministry of Health reported 752 new cases in the country this May 14, of which 750 correspond to people with work permits who reside in dormitories, and two community cases.
So far, the contagion figure exceeds 26,000 cases, of which 5,973 have been discharged and 21 died; while 1,9032 cases are clinically well but still positive for Covid-19, they are still isolated and treated in the community facilities to avoid exposure and further spread.
Last Tuesday, national authorities began the reactivation of a phase to reestablish the country’s economic activities with the incorporation of sectors such as hairdressers, laundries, bakeries and other businesses into the daily dynamics.